Perfection, or The Lady of Munster
F.C.L. Bosman (1928) often has the author's name as "Bayley", possibly an error in his sources on South African performances.
The original play
First performed Thursday March 25, 1830 at the Drury Lane theatre, with Madame Vestris. Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1831.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1854: Performed as Perfection in Cape Town by the Garrison Players in the Garrison Theatre on 2 May 1854, with Mr Salter as "Charles Paragon", Corporal Bishop, Mr Belleville as "Susan", Mr Henslowe and "A Lady" as "Kate". It was part of a programme also including St Cupid, or Dorothy's Fortune (Jerrold) and The Bloomer Costume (Stirling).
1859: Performed as Perfection by Sefton Parry and his company in the Cape Town Theatre on 13 December, with The Rose of Castile, or The Queen and the Muleteer (Harris and Falconer).
1873: Performed as Perfection, or The Lady of Munster by the Disney Roebuck company in the Mutual Hall (concert hall of the Mutual Building) in Cape Town, playing on 26-29 November, as afterpiece to David Garrick (Robertson) .
1875: Performed as Perfection, or The Lady of Munster by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 28 June, accompanied by Leah (Daly) and a recital of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven by Sutton Vane.
1876: Performed as Perfection by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, on 22 May, accompanied by Richelieu (Bulwer-Lytton) and a performance by the brass band of the 24th Regiment. The evening a benefit for Sutton Vane.
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